Continuing its love affair with Scandinavia and once again channelling the ‘good life vibe’ of the Hygge trend, British brand Scion has produced an exhilarating range of feel-good fabrics: Pepino. This is a fun collection of cheerful fabrics that oozes vibrancy and happiness, now available locally through Black Fabrics.
Taking its name from a botanical name for a sweet, edible fruit, Pepino comprises nine designs over 43 colourways. Bursting with vitality, the collection contains an energising mix of motifs: an all-over, outspoken floral; a confident barcode stripe and a refreshing candy stripe; stylised graphic florals; playful interlocking abstract leaves; and everyone’s favourite birds, cheeky Barnie Owl with his new best friend, Colin Crane. All the fabrics are suitable for drapes and accessories and one can also be used for upholstery. There is also a complementary book of weaves in 15 harmonious shades: Metsa. Suitable for upholstery, Metsa’s motif resembles a tessellated, interlocking geometric and comes in a delightful palette of gentle brights mixed with understated neutrals. Hannah Bowen, Scion’s designer, explains how the designs got their distinctive look: “I created them using paper-cut collage to give them a slick, contemporary look. I played with the idea of tessellating shapes, and motifs that would fit together to form simple, cheerful prints.” Pepino revels in its fresh and vital colours. Contemporary and trend-driven, the saturated palette is very new for Scion. Imaginative colour combos include bilberry, rhubarb and indigo; blush, honey and raffia; jade, forest and denim; pink grapefruit, sky and julep; cinnamon, sky and hemp; jade, sunshine and coast; limeade, hemp and glacier.
The collection is available through local agents Black Fabrics.